My new Holga 120GCFN

My new toy deserves a post of its own…. 🙂

Isn’t it adorable? A throwback to the retro age.


A random conversation with the sales lady while I was buying a bag for it.

Lady: Oh, your camera is so cute. Is it a good camera?

Me: No, the images might come out blurry and it’s not sharp like a digital camera

Lady: Why do you buy it??

Me: Because it can take imperfect pictures. Imperfect pictures can be beautiful.

I was also drowning myself in the instruction manual. I like the part on “simple suggestions”. It’s plain simple. 🙂

  1. Always check to see that the lens cap has been removed before taking a picture
  2. Always take pictures with the sun behind the camera
  3. Always hold the camera steadily and firmly against one’s face
  4. Always press down the Shutter Release Button gently to avoid jerking
  5. Always advance the film until the next Frame Counter number appears in the Frame Counter Window after a picture is taken
  6. Always load or remove films in a dark place
  7. Always use the flash when taking pictures in shades or an insufficiently lit-up room
  8. Never take pictures with an object distance of less than 3.25ft
  9. Always clean the lens only with a piece of soft and smooth cloth..

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